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Jumpin' Jack, Class, and Dash
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Jumpin' Jack, Class, and Dash

A trio of horses has their eye on Fargo

Maybe now they will start to believe in Rapid Jack.  Dismissed as a nearly 6-1 outsider, The 10 year-old gelding won his fifth consecutive race on North Dakota soil when he scored a front-running, three length victory in a $3,800 featured Allowance at Chippewa Downs last Sunday.  Tuffernhell, the 6-5 people’s choice finished second with Raspberry Jam, a veteran of the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale Meet, ran third.

Piloted smartly by Nathan Haar, the son of Get Me Out won the 5 ½ furlong contest wire to wire, stopping the clock in 1:11.  With two more weeks of racing at the Belcourt oval, Rapid Jack could be a key horse to watch in June and a hot charge to focus on when the circuit shifts to Fargo for a weekend of racing in mid-July.  The North Dakota-bred is owned by Valarie Kilian and trained by Wayne Slater.

In stakes competition, Butch Herman’s Classi Coyote out-dueled the odds-on favorite Joe Kid by three parts of a length to win the $3,500 N.D. TOBA Stallion Stakes for Juveniles on Saturday.  Herman’s Hello Scarlet, a half sister to Classi Coyote, triumphed in this contest last year over the same strip.  The Dean Martin trainee, Two Eyed Kid, finished third in the race.  The top three finishers are nominees for the North Dakota Futurity, contested at the North Dakota Horse Park on July 20th.

The track was a sea of slop for the Trials of the Grass Roots Futurity for the quarter horse breed.  Major Dasher posted the fastest qualifying time at 16.95 for 300 yards, recording his second straight win on the Chippewa straightaway.  The Herman family was again in the spotlight as Jeremy Herman saddled the race winner. Dontthrotlemystyle won the second Trial in 17.44 for trainer Jim Fleming.

The Grass Roots Futurity Finals will be held on Sunday July 7th at Chippewa Downs.